Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
On January 19, 2012, Nikias Bradley, a thirty-eight year old Lancaster, TX man pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 5 Kilograms or More of Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Sentencing is set for April 30, 2012, in East St. Louis, IL. At sentencing he will face penalties of 10 years’ to life in prison; a fine of up to $4 million, 5 years mandatory supervised release, and a $100 special assessment.
Bradley admitted that between 2005 and 2010, the he arranged for the transportation of kilogram quantities of cocaine from a source in Texas to a co-conspirator in Brooklyn, Illinois. Bradley was paid cash for his role as a distributor of the cocaine. The conspiracy took place in the Southern District of Illinois.
The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), with the Drug Enforcement Administration as the lead agency. The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations.
This case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.